Saturday 28 November 2015

Using die cuts

This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 108: anything goes with a twist ... use a die cut. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of others in the DT and join in our challenge.

This is also for my own CHNC challenge 257 where I'm asking to see die cuts and/or punches used - more info if you click on the link - I'd love to see you there.

I love the Lacy Sunshine Christmas boo image (coloured digitally in Microsoft Paint) - Lacy Sunshine are sponsoring Suzy Bee's this week. I die cut this using a Docrafts Xcut rectangle parenthesis die, using a larger one to cut out the mat underneath, using an offcut from my Christmas box. The background card is from Kanban (it's been lurking for some time now), a couple of Poundland flowers and a red and pink bow rescued from a box of freebie No. 7 cosmetics and a silver sentiment saying Happy Christmas.

This is also for:

Pixie's snippets 204
12 months of Christmas link up: anything goes
Beccy's place November: holiday cards
Card and scrap 107: Christmas
Creatalicious 81: merry Christmas
My time to craft 309: let it snow
Pink gem 158: inspired by a Christmas song or carol - I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
AnMaCreatief 50: winter
Cute as a button 16: winter
Kort o mania 141: winter
Creative craft cottage 52: Christmas
A snowflakes promise 10: Christmas/winter theme
Quirky crafts 24: it's nearly Quirky Christmas
CRAFT 229: winter
DL.ART thankful Thursday 169: Christmas
DRS 202: let  the holidays begin
Craftin desert divas: Christmas
Fab n funky 283: Christmas
Ooh-la-la 194: let it snow
Creative card crew 101: cold outside
Crafting for all seasons 115: brr it's cold outside
Crafting by designs: Christmas
The paper shelter 229: a Christmas card
Hiding in my craft room 227: any holiday
Crafting with dragonflies 48: Christmas/add ribbon
The cutie pie 93: simply cute and Christmassy
Crafty boots: spots or dots
The ribbon girl: use any image
The crafty addicts 4: anything goes/use die cuts
Crafty friends 19: one for the girls
Scrapyland 30: monochromatic (with dies that they sell)
Eclectic Ellapu November: balloons, banners or bows
Melonheadz friends: use a digi
Scrapping 4 fun 55: anything goes + digi


  1. Hi Hazel! Great to see you in the Playground! LOVE this card, it really sums up Christmas Eve to me :)


    Di xx

  2. I love this card, great image and matching paper - you just cannot go wrong with re polka dots. Pretty flowers and bow too.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. Great card! Loving all the red. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  4. What an adorable image and I love all the red! Love that parenthesis die! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge #30!

  5. So cute and pretty Hazel. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member

  6. Like how you colored & arranged the carfd. The polka dots on background compliment the polka dots on the pjs.Thank you for entering DLART Christmas challenge.
    "Sunshine HoineyBee"

  7. So sweet - love the image and the papers. Thank you for joining us at My Time To Craft!

  8. Very cute picture and lovely coloring. Beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at and can't wait to see your next project or card with us again. Nancy Hill, Design Team

  9. Clever you with your digital colouring, I'm most impressed. A cute little image and a sweet card Hazel, thanks for joining us St OohLaLa, Jx

  10. Sweet card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage!

  11. Great card and great use of ribbon, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  12. Fabulous card Hazel, cute image and love how its has been coloured. Great backing paper and embellishments. Hugs Jennifer xx

  13. A lovely cheery card for Christmas. Great bow that you recycled......fab find!! Thank you for joining us at Cafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

  14. Ooh I do like red on a Christmas card. What a sweet image and gorgeous paper. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with our Christmas challenge this week at Fab ‘n’ Funky. So glad you could join us and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs, Wends x F’n’F DT

  15. So cute !
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenges blog and good Luck !

  16. Your card is adorable!!! Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La!

  17. Een schattig kaartje. Leuk dat je meedoet met de novemberchallenge bij AnMaCreatief. Groetjes Judith

  18. Cute card sweet image! Thanks for joining us at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up
    Sharon xx

  19. Hazel, she is a cutie! Great card with a great image and papers and sketch. A perfect and fun Christmas card. Thanks for sharing it with us in the DRS Designs Challenge! Hugz

  20. Nice work.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  21. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping4Fun Challenges. Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  22. So cute! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage

  23. Beautiful card! I like your beautiful colouring :-))
    Thank you for playing along in the Scrapping4Fun Challenge!
    Hugs, Andreja

  24. Gorgeous card... Thanks for playing along writh us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.
    Wendy xx

  25. Love all the red! Great card! thanks for sharing it with us at UYS this week!
    Tammy DT

  26. What a cute image! Great design! Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

  27. Stunning card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge

    DT Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge

  28. Lovely Christmas card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Merry Christmas” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT Tuesday Throwdown)


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